Voices 2014: Space Travel Can Be For Everyone

Cameron Smith, archaeologist and anthropology professor at Portland State University


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By day, Cameron Smith teaches anthropology at Portland State University—digging fossils in Africa, launching solo voyages in the Arctic or sailing primitive vessels in the open ocean. By night,    More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Nohad Toulan, PSU's Urban Planner, Dies in Uruguay

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Dr. Nohad Toulan—a leading figure in Portland's urban planning and Islamic worlds—died Monday with his wife, Dirce, after a car wreck in Uruguay.Toulan was the founder and retired director of Portland State University's College of Urban and Public Affairs, a portion of which now bears his name. He taught city planning at PSU for 30 years, and helped draft Portland's celebrated Urban Growth Boundary. ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 AARON MESH

Murmurs: Pssst. Exxon Also Wants Our Water. Pass It On.


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The initiative campaign to wrest control of Portland’s water and sewer bureaus away from City Hall is now living under the shadow of Big Chocolate. The Oregon Elections Division has received a compl   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Kitzhaber's September Appointment List: Good News for Portland State University

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When lawmakers convene in Salem in mid-September for their quarterly house-keeping session, one of the tasks on the agenda will be to consider Gov. John Kitzhaber's latest round of appointments to various boards and commissions.The Senate will consider a three-page list of names, and for the first time after the passage of Kitzhaber's education reforms, will get a chance to approve independent boards ...   More
 
Thursday, August 29, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Portland State University Named As a Top 25 "LGBT Friendly" School

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Portland State University is one of the Top 25 "LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities,” according to the Huffington Post. The study was done by Campus Pride, a national organization working to make campuses more inclusive. The survey includes such criteria as LGBT Academic Life, LGBT Counseling and Health and LGBT Policy Inclusion.“Campus Pride intends for the the index questionnaire to be more ...   More
 
Thursday, August 22, 2013 EMILY SCHIOLA

Janitorial Mess

Portland State University awarded a sole-source contract to a troubled company.


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Portland State University signed a $1.5 million no-bid contract earlier this year with a company for janitorial work in its dorms. But WW has learned the company, Diversified Abilities Inc., h   More
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

The Overlooked Hotel

Portland State University faces allegations of kickbacks and cronyism at its hotel.


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Workers at a downtown hotel owned and operated by Portland State University say they have faced extortion, lost wages to ghost employees and had their tips stolen by supervisors. IMAGE: Kurt Arm   More
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Ex-PSU Exec Mike Burton Pleads Guilty To Criminal Charge:Updated

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Mike Burton, a former long-time public official who most recently served as vice-provost at Portland State University, pleaded guilty today to a charge of official misconduct in Multnomah County Court. Burton, 70, agreed to make restitution of $4,503 for a personal 11-day European trip he took at university expense last year. He will serve 18 months probation and carry out community service. As WW ...   More
 
Monday, May 14, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Murmurs: Cat’s Rights, CRC Concerns and Blazertime!

The cats haven’t asked for their own lawyer.


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A Portland State University student is suing the school, claiming it violated her rights by trying to evict her cats—and then her—from student housing earlier this year. Jasmine Batiste, 24, s   More
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Portland's Taxpayer-Funded PR Industrial Complex

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We know times are tough for government agencies. They’re cutting services—and sometimes trying to raise taxes—because of the recession. But a study by WW reveals there’s one sector of government that seems to be not only surviving, but thriving: public relations. Public agencies of all kinds have communication offices that employ squadrons of spokespeople who sometimes outnumber the reporters ...   More
 
Thursday, May 19, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

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